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and jobs. we have a large energy sector. education is a big issue. among the latino population and especially democrats, immigration reform. host: the demographics of the voters in colorado? guest: 52% women, 40% men. we have increased the number of people were voting by mail. 800,000 people have already cast ballots in this state. it is equally divided. one-third of the electorate is a registered republican, won third democrat, one-third unaffiliated. everyone is plan for the group of unaffiliated voters. you'll hear a lot about appealing to women and latinos. we have heard a lot about the bennett strategy and that is the strategy center michael bennett used in running against the tide in 2010. where by appealing to women and latinos he was able to pull a victory in a year or not favorable to democrats. host: where are the traditionally democratic areas of the state? guest: denver is ground zero for democrats. boulder would be another. they have large registration bases in arapahoe m jefferson county. surprisingly, the fifth biggest county for democratic voter registration is
2008. talk about how that is impacting this election. guest: 26% of the state is latino. this voting block has been shown to hear a lot about the economy, a lot about education. immigration does not rank as the highest this year of interest to these voters. it is an underlying across the board thing. are you saying the right thing on these topics. it is 2/3 versus 1/3 that the voters are split on this. this is what candidates are being -- candidates are fighting about. obama made a promise to address it in his first year in office and did not do that. he said he did not have time and did not have a cooperative congress. that has not stopped republicans who say, we can bring a comprehensive immigration reform, which is a term both parties defined differently. they are trying to make that a sales pitch. if you turn on spanish radio, you hear nonstop commercials from both sides. this is a swing state for the president and it is also a swing state for the senate and one of the congressional races on here as well. host: if we are talking with karoun demirjian from the washington son. you
and women, white, african-american, latinos, people of different education. we look at the distribution of those and how many women versus how many men and comparison it to consensus data to say did we hit the target. we get close to the 50% and 50% break or 49 men and 51 women. if we don't, then we will weight the data which is a way of statistically adjusting to give a little more weight to people who are underrepresented in the polls if we don't end up in enough latinos, for example, we will weight them up. if we get too many with a college degree, we will weight them down a hrelittle bit. host: why are some polsters considered liberal or conservative and others independent? . most of the public pollster we are following these days in terms of the horse race polls they are doing, you mentioned the "washington post" and abc news poll, all the maim networks and newspapers have them. pew research is an independent corporation. gallup. none of them are liberal or conservative. their mission is to produce unbiased data to describe the election and our reputations depend on not only the ac
as of late show a strong trend towards mitt romney. host: what do you think about immigrants and the latino community? caller: they have always had a higher percentage of latino voters were voting for republicans than the other states. that is attributed to the elected leaders reaching out to the voters. historically they have had over 40% voting. president bush had over 50%. governor bush would get even 60% of the latino voters. this is not a typical state in terms of latina support. host: this story, immigration reform, the mitt romney softening stance putting of hard-liners. mitt romney, having to walk a fine line between latino voters and keeping his conservative base happy when it comes to cases like immigration. host: he can work on a bipartisan immigration bill that satisfies the conservatives. as the chairman of the american conservative union, i have a lot of input on the issue. basically, look, border security and law and order are key. conservative folks do not like the idea of the legal status in this country. -- illegal status in this country. the devil is in the details, of co
in charlotte. dnc chairman said they had it without special interest money. another story -- latino voters. post parties see them as the decider in three key states. -- both parties see them as the decider in three key states. that is looking at latino voters and their role. .n campaign 2012 let us look at another clip. governor romney. [video clip] >> we are down to the final months of the president's term. as president obama surveys the waldorf banquet room, with everyone and white tie, you have to wonder what he is thinking. so little time. so much to redistribute. [laughter] and do not be surprised if the president mentions this evening in monthly jobs report that was a slight improvement in the numbers. he knows how to seize this moment. and has a compelling new campaign slogan. you are better off now than you were four weeks ago. host: that as gov. romney at last night's dinner. san diego, calif. on our line for democrats. caller: i am a 30-year retired teacher. and primarily i worked with a second language learners. and the first thing i learned as that the most effective way is thr
% of african-americans, 16% of but when you look at the broader latinos, and 8% of white americans have no government- issued id. for the majority of americans it may seem natural and normal to have an identification, but the reality is there are a number of people who still do not have them. host: here is grace from ohio on the democrat's line. let me push a button. lasard, go ahead. caller: i'm from the old south. i come from before fdr. are you still there? host: yes, go ahead. caller: i am seeing this country going backwards. in the old south, i was born before fdr. my family was still in the complex clan. or their associates did. blacks did not vote. we would shoot them if they did. they knew their place as women knew their place. host: so the current order id? caller: me tell you about variety. are was born in la berber, tennessee. my birth certificate says creek, tennessee. there is no creek, tennessee and never has been i was born on my grandfather's farm with plenty of people around. i am one of those people that i finally got myself registered after moving to a new address and
there are women of color who tend to vote for democratic. even among groups like latinos, latinos are voting democratic them latino males. there are younger and older woman. there are really three generations. they've both republicans and obama has a problem with seniors for some time. if younger people vote, they vote democratic. host: we showed that "washington times "headline where he might not get -- where obama may not get big backing because 38% of voters said it will death in vote which is down from 66% four years ago. guest: feel look at 2010 an off- year elections -- 6.6 million young women who voted in 2008 did not show up in 2010. a 11 million on married women who had voted in 2008 did not show up. we need them back in 2012. host: what are their top issues? we had a poll this morning in the newspaper that showed the most important issue that impact women and abortion topped the list. guest: was flabbergasted -- flabbergasted by that paul. -- i was flabbergasted by that poll. the newest poll showed 47% of women said their top issue is some kind of woman's issue like abortion or bir
a long time ago it has solved the problem in the senate race there. the numbers of the latino population are increasing rapidly. texas, florida, states like that. they write off the latino population at their own peril. right now during the republican presidential debate we heard the rhetoric there. they do not seem to realize the country is not changing. host: jim, you are a ken rudin on with, the npr political junkie. go ahead. caller: i enjoy your comments and enjoyed watching you today. jennifer granholm, she is such a wonderful states lady. unfortunately, she cannot run for president. that is a really unfortunate coincidence. but she has done so much for michigan. when she was such a big part of the structure bailout of the auto industry, and helped michigan and all of those states. what she displayed at the democratic convention was wonderful. it is unfortunate that over all the republican administrations, we never have this kind of energy displayed to save jobs for the textile industry, where we could have saved those jobs and preserve all of that structure that was there to suppl
students who are not p oor or latino or black. i do not look at it that is -- as something that is harming white students. i think the tough thing is is there is a larger pool of students who are qualified for admissions. people are going to be upset when they are not admitted, but it is not because race is one of the issues considered among 12 different things considered. guest: i noticed one of the earlier answers pointed towards the possible area of consensus. she seems somewhat open to the transparency argue -- i did that we argue for. our major remedy would be a make public how the system works. it is now very secretive. no university ever voluntarily makes public how much weight begins to race nor how well the people who are admitted how well they do. if i was coming in from high school, i would want to know that information before i decided what college to go to. is this college going to take me in as a token and put me in the bottom of the class? transparency would be a very powerful way to improve everything about the situation. if people would go along with the idea of more trans
certain extent, these laws are trying to prohibit blacks and latinos from voting, and whether that is true or not, no ni don't know. but that is why they say. these laws have been blocked in a lot of places for these reasons. host: charlene in milwaukee, wisconsin. democratic caller. caller: i am in my mid-50's, and i'm a democrat, retired. i have seen a lot of things that have happened in my lifetime -- civil rights, martin luther king, the whole bit. i have a real hard deal figuring out what is wrong with a lot of young blacks. because obama is in office, i guess they think that he is supposed to do everything. he is the president paid he is a black president, sure, but he is still the president. don't blame him for the misconceptions of having to have a black man in office and then being able to get a job. if obama was a white president, what would the issues truly be? i don't believe that the woman in mississippi by saying that 90% of an african-americans voted for id -- i think there must have been something attached to that amendment, or the voting bill that allowed blacks to vote fo
to household population overall. other articles look at the impact of the latino vote in colorado. let's hear what you have to say. bob is in new york city on the democratic line. caller: i have two questions for the candidates. why, in this day and age, are women's reproductive rights even being called up? are they aware that in this century, at this late date -- why are we going back and rehashing this? an issue that has been dealt with and should not even be on the table? also, i would want to know possibly, and i will vote for the president, and from him i would want to know why -- i thought that his calling when he came to office was to get on top of wall street, get on top of that problem with the big banks, with all the crazy financing that even some of the experts cannot understand. again, i will vote for him, maybe he will do this in the next term, deal with the big banks and the issues surrounding why they have not been regulated or clamped down on in a meaningful way so that we can go forward. if we are going to talk about certainty, we need to know that the banks will not be falli
it was a desperate attempt to shore up latino support. that's from the "washington times." but also right that romney is seeking to gain among early voters. the race is on to get early voters who are starting to go to the polls now. another headline from the wall street journal -- and here's a story looking at financial news and how that affects campaign 2012 -- and gas prices, california gas prices are expected to relax. they have had high prices recently and the governor has called for an early winter blend fuel. starting today and every tuesday up to election day we will get electoral scoreboard updates from a variety of publications. today features the wall street journal electoral map. a political reporter is joining us from the wall street journal. colleen? guest: first, we can see which states are swing states. we have at 8. a fairly small number of states up for grabs. within those states you can look at several measures. it's important to understanding the state's as we talk about the economy and the national economy and it's important to look at the economy within each of these dates so you
pushing that issue, doing a lot of latino outreach and talking about his support for comprehensive immigration reform. and kind of referencing george bush and how he respected his efforts on that front. medicare will probably come up. flake has been painting carmona as supportive of the president's healthcare bill. carmona is sort of said that both sides got certain things wrong when it comes to healthcare. he wouldn't vote for repeal but there are things that need to change and he has hit flake on support for the ryan budget. so, basically you'll see medicare come out, you'll see immigration come up and you'll probably see flake working to paint carmona has a rubber stamp for obama and carmona touting his independence and bipartisan. host: the former president bill clinton will be campaigning today in arizona for carmona. what will be the impact of that? guest: carmona bringing in the big guns. this is a state obama is not expected to win the presidential race clearly. he would not come to arizona to as a surrogate for carmona. he's not popular enough there but bill clinton is p
. our state is very diverse. i am independent, as you mentioned, our state consists of latinos, native, caucasians, moms, and myself was african- american. we have noticed certain lines have been drawn our state. i mean this with the utmost respect. certain people campaign in certain communities. if we are going to be for 100% of america, shouldn't the candidates go to all the people? as an african-american, it bothers me that some people take for granted that myself and my wife who is african-american, will automatically vote for barack obama. i would like to hear the other side of the argument in my community. some of my community members, we've rarely see elected officials or people running for office. guest: he is exactly right, we need to be campaigning across the country. republican candidates are doing that across the country. we feel good about where our targets are. if you look at the targets, there is no doubt the republican party prior to the 2006-2008 shrank back to a smaller version of itself. in the last cycle, we showed we can win seats across the country from the northe
award and international latino book award and growing up an illegal alien in los angeles tonight at 8:00 eastern. >> "washington journal"continue as -- host: the political columnist ed "the washington times." in his column this morning, he writes that this coming week may live up to the characterization that every week is a make or break a week of the campaign after labor day. do you think this week is a big win for the candidates? guest: in washington again breathless about things like debates. i think it is important. foreign policy is an area that people have to prove that they can meet a certain threshold and are not completely out of their depth in terms of dealing with a lot of tricky situations around the globe. this will be the man from the opportunity to prove he can deal with the powder keg in the middle east. based on what we have seen so far with the first debate, i feel pretty confident that may be the kind of thing where women get to it, our will say he comported himself pretty well in the first debate. it is bound to be very interesting on many levels. i suspect we will
to the latino community and republicans in general. he is a rising gop star. also, the battleship of republican politics in the state of florida, former governor jeb bush. when he comes out, people on both sides and listen to what he has to say. he is someone who is respected. the democrats do not really have someone with the same level of clout in florida from florida. the closest they have is charlie crist. he appeared at the democratic national convention and did make an address. charlie crist the spring of issues for voters because of his party change. he went from being a republican to being an independent. there is a lot of speculation about him running for something else, maybe governor again against. scott -- against recall scott or running for congress. it is not clear what he will do. because of that baggage, people look at what he is saying and wonder if he is maneuvering for political advantage. host: if mitt romney is not elected, is jim bush and early candidate for 2014? guest: governor bush has played it cautiously, not giving an indication as to what he will do. his indications
and installed a map that referred the back to a latino majority. in that district, the 23rd, we have a heated contest spirit -- a contest. it is a very competitive contests stretching from el paso, 561 miles, all the way to the south side of san antonio. it is a perfect example of power congress is becoming very polarized between save democratic and save republican districts. guest: ted cruz, we sometimes forget that he will be a new member because that raises all about a primary. ted cruz is the former state's attorney general in texas. i'm not sure reform -- republicans found him as much as he found the party. and especially, the more conservative way of the party, the tea party or whatever you want to call them, he got a lot of support from people like senator rand paul, marker rubio -- marco and rubio, the center and from utah as well. he managed to beat the state's lieutenant governor, david dewhurst, in a runoff. and in the general election, not contested at all. it is kind of a done deal. host: here is a story from the dallas morning news. let's go back to lynn university and hear from
semester at college and it did hit dusty black americans or the latino americans are just the white people. everybody. i have made that statement a thousand times. obama is the right spokesman for the minorities and the underdog, for the people that feel disadvantaged or feel that it is hard to make it somewhere in america. look at obama and you see hope and change. host: thank you for your time this morning. debbie is a mitt romney supporter in ohio. caller: west lake is a suburb of cleveland, ohio. i have watched every debate. the last election, i got very involved. my husband and i own a small business. we have owned it for 36 years. we started it with our wedding money. host: what kind of business? caller: it is a tree service. i am nervous about this obamacare. it would cost us a lot of money. we're seasonal and do not work all year. i was disappointed at the beginning of the debate last night. i thought that mitt romney did not come out in the last two. towards the end, he stood up for himself. i did not light the way president obama kind of did the one-liner about the navy. i though
that we know is, say, a latino woman, you can actually individually start to target people based on what kind of car they drive, or what kind of cereal they eat, or all kinds of little factors that the people know from, you know, when you fill out surveys or when you buy things, that kind of thing. the obama campaign did that even more impressively in 2008, and they've been building on that ever since. so they've built a really formidable sort of digital, integrated data-targeting effort, that they then have put together with this vast network of field offices on the ground and neighborhood teams and volunteers and through facebook and everything else, so they know practically who all of their voters are, the millions and millions of people that they expect or hope they can drive out to the polls to vote for obama. host: molly ball is a staff writer covering national politics at "the atlantic," they're talk to us about the ground game for both candidates. you can read her work at theatlantic.com/politics. pick up the phone and give us a call. 202-585-3881 for republicans. 202-585-3880 fo
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